School Estuary Kit Teacher Training

The Puget Sound Estuarium and PEI are facilitating a workshop – “School Teacher Estuary Kits” for grades 5th-9th on January 25th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Estuarium in Olympia.

At the workshop you will learn about:
• FieldSTEM (introduction)
• Estuary Principles and Concepts
• Community Partners and Career Connections
• How to sign up for an Estuary kit to use in your own classroom

Participants will receive 3 STEM Clock hours (FREE) and a poster along with an opportunity to sign up for kits! Kits are NGSS aligned and are hands-on!

The cost for this workshop is $25 to support the Puget Sound Estuarium. Click HERE to regsiter.

Aeriel Wauhob, Education Coordinator, is available at to answer questions or to help with registration

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Pier Peer Cancelled for 12/21

Due to inclement weather tonight’s Pier Peer event will be cancelled. Please contact with any questions regarding cancellation.

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Turn of the Tides 2019

The Estuarium is hosting our annual Turn of the Tides winter festival! Join us December 14th, from 11:00 – 4:00 PM for a day of Puget Sound centered winter celebration complete with arts and crafts, tabling by community partners and artists, and wonderful estuary creatures.

Admission to the Estuarium will be free all day, so bundle up and bring the whole family down to celebrate the changing tides, the sea and the season!

To see a list of our participating community partners and vendors click HERE.

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Welcome Aboard, Paris McClusky

The Estuarium is excited to welcome aboard our new Executive Director Paris McClusky! Paris is a long time Olympia resident with a history of community involvement and environmental activism.

Paris has served as the manager of two Olympia Co-op locations and joined their Local Products Committee before becoming a Greener Grad with a Masters in Environmental Studies. As a graduate student of the MES program at The Evergreen State College Paris worked rigorously in conservation biology, technical/analytical writing, biological statistics, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Time spent as an Evergreen graduate student also gave Paris opportunities to monitor wetland mitigation sites for the Washington State Department of Transportation and intern with Conservation Northwest’s Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, working on their database and leading a team of citizen scientists into the backcountry to set up and maintain wildlife camera installations. Paris finished out his time at Evergreen with his masters thesis, which dealt with modeling habitat corridors across developing areas for focal large carnivores of concern here in the Pacific Northwest.

Paris’s knowledge, experience, and love of the Puget Sound is sure to make a great addition to our team.

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